Hebrew Museum

Campo del GhettoThe Hebrew Museum is set in Ghetto Novo campo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues.  It is a small but very detailed museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish community living in Venice.  The precious objects here exhibited are important examples of goldsmith and weaving manufactures (XVI-XIX century) and are a witness to their traditions.

 
The ghetto was established following the Republic’s order on 29 May, 1516  to confine the Jewish community. 
The ghetto, enlarged in 1541and again in 1633. What we see today preserves the original strictures laid down by the city.  With limited space the Hebrew community had to build tall tower-houses. 
The ghetto is one big structure together with the 5 synagogues (XVI-XVII century) and the Hebrew Museum.

The Museum, opened in 1953 and is recently restored.  It displays objects for ritual and familiar use from the XVII to the XIX centuries, sacred ornaments, tapestries, ligatures, codes, covers for scrolls, silverware, curtains for the doors of the Sacred Ark, drapes for the pulpit, and ancient marriage parchments.
The Hebrew Museum of Venice isn’t simply an exhibition space, but a larger museum, a city complex, with unique architectural examples.
The public-services direction is entrusted to Codess Cultura.

Useful Information

Address:
Cannaregio 2902/B - Campo del Ghetto Nuovo
30122 Venezia
Telephone: 041 715359
Fax: 041 723007
Times: The museum will be closed for restoration and for Easter holidays on the following days: from Monday 6 April to Saturday 11 April and from Wednesday 15 April to Thursday 16 April
from 1 June to 30 September: 10.00 - 19.00
from 1 October to 31 May: 10.00 - 18.00
Museum, synagogues and cemetery are closed on Saturdays and during Jewish holy days, on 25 December, on 1 January and on 1 May
Entrance: Museum  € 3 full price € 2 reduced – Museum and guided tour of Synagogues  € 8.50 full price  € 7.00 reduced
E-mail: museoebraico@codesscultura.it
Web: www.museoebraico.it/home.asp
Actv Transport Lines: numbers 1 and 2 boat stop S. Marcuola – Ghetto; numbers  41-42-51-52 boat stop Ponte delle Guglie - Ghetto

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